"Sanjay's Super Team", an animated short film by Indian-American Sanjay Patel, by Pixar Animation Studios, has been short-listed with 9 other titles to advance in the voting process for the 88th Academy Awards. "Bear Story", "Carface", "If I Was God...", "Love in the time of March Madness", "My Home", "An Object at Rest", "Prologue", "We Can't Live Without Cosmos", and "World of Tomorrow" are the other nine short-listed titles.
Short Films and Animation Branch members will now select five nominees from the current short-list. Sixty pictures had originally qualified in the category before the list was trimmed to 10. The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland.
Directed by Sanjay Patel and produced by Nicole Paradis Grindle, "Sanjay's Super Team" opens in theaters on 4th December, 2015. The movie is the personal story of the Director Sanjay Patel, and a “mostly true” chronicle of his journey to understand the Hindu world, too important to his parents. Sanjay Patel uses his own life experiences to tell the story of a young, first-generation Indian-American boy whose love for western pop culture comes into conflict with his father's traditions. The movie was premièred on June 15, 2015 at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France, and the first clip was released on October 15, 2015.
Sanjay Patel is an Indian-American Director of Gujarati origin.